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Forums > Study > Judo in Kunming

Out of curiosity, at this dojo is it *Judo* or *Taekwondo* being taught? These are two different streams of martial arts and shouldn't be confused.

Forums > Food & Drink > Smoking Ban

Surely here in Yunnan this is all a perhaps interesting, but moot point. Why? Because the chances of such a law being observed or enforced or laughably small.

Anyone still remember the 'no horn' rule except in extreme emergency, and then limited to three very short taps?

Can't say that the city has changed at all as a result.

I find that making laws is a tug-of-war in China. If too many of 'the people' are not interested in following it then the law is just quietly ignored and swept into the closet.

Forums > Study > School trying to cancel student visa(Kunming College of Eastern language and Culture)

West campus, main campus, north campus... Sounds like you're talking about KCEL. Is that right? I've studied at all three campuses of theirs, yes, including the west campus.

Why not just offer to pay the visa cost yourself to get out of the mess? It's only ¥400 or so for North American. Alot cheaper than a flight ticket back to the u.s.

Bummer, visa headaches here can make life really boring.

Forums > Living in Kunming > How much do we pay a cleaning Lady?

Two foreign friends (similar sized flats) both have house help. One pays ¥1,500, the other pays ¥2,000. Per month, full time.

This includes meals for the helper (who is herself preparing the meals). She cooks, cleans, and helps with the kids.

Their baomu's are pretty reliable. If price is more important you can find plenty of helpers for even less. Also if the helper lives with you then you don't need to pay so much.


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Yunnan would be the richest province in China if Kunming actually enforced all these laws.

Jaywalking? Really? No Spitting?

Laws without consistent enforcement do not result in any lasting change. Same as with our rules for my 2 year old daughter. Yawn.

Yes, title is a bit misleading since Shangri-La itself just felt mild tremors. A few things fell off the dish drying-rack, that's about it.

The government has been passing out flyers asking all businesses here in Shangri-La to remain closed (big surprise, no ones closed). Schools also continue to be closed. They expect a larger quake within the next ten days, one that will apparently affect Shangri-La.

Can't help but comment...

I honestly love the chinglish, brings a smile to my face! And these days every bit of humor to offset the negative aspects has value (traffic, customer service, traffic, traffic, etc...)

Also could you imagine if all the chinglish was reported? Would need a good 50 government employee's to just to register all the instances...

..."He said he then tried to produce his identification card but accidentally pulled out his police-issued retractable baton, which only made the chengguan's blows more severe."

How do you accidentally pull out a retractable baton instead of an id card?

Granted being beat by the chengguan would be rather distracting, but still. My guess is that he intended to try and defend himself (and why not?) but it didn't really work out.

I did skim over that bit. Hope it happens but having lived in KM for several years I'm somewhat skeptical - have heard rumors that Starbucks would be opening up here every year.

Have written them before encouraging them to move in - I feel confident that our city can support several stores RIGHT NOW, never mind future growth and expansion into tourist destinations (Dali, Lijiang).

I don't want one on every corner, but it would be nice to have a couple here.


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